Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Headline Summary for 5 August 2007

Trends
Traditional syndication is losing its luster as content brands try to build unique value through search...
CNN to stop using Reuters news service
Reuters
CNN to Reuters: buh-bye
Reuters MediaFile
Google News licenses wire news agencies
Reuters
Online News: Big Deals Made, Broken
Poynter Online

As Google continues to create more new valuable contexts for content than any other online brand...
Waiting for Google to Exhale
Search Engine Watch
Google phone coming in two weeks?
WebWare
Google is working on a mobile OS, and it's due out shortly
Engadget
Google explores beyond searches
Cox News via Palm Beach Post
Google Patent Points to Marriage Between Search and E-mail
InformationWeek

Stock analysts push for higher performance at media companies wedded to older business models...
Yahoo In Need Of Rapid Turnaround
Hartford Courant
Yahoo’s New President Oversees a Shake-Up
The New York Times*
Yahoo Reorg: Sue Decker’s Memo
paidContent.org
Yesterday’s news tomorrow: Wall Street catches up with print realities
Reuters MediaFile
Media stocks and the credit crunch
CNN Money

As traditional media outlets and the platforms that rely on them continue to lose market share...
Nielsen Finds Drop In TV Usage Is Real, Not Methodological, Heavy Viewers Impacted Most
MediaPost
Vint Cerf, aka the godfather of the net, predicts the end of TV as we know it
The Guardian
Business Media Ad Revenue Slips Nearly Two Percent
FOLIO: Magazine
Grim Outlook: Ziff Davis Quarterly Revenues Down 30 Percent
FOLIO: Magazine
TiVo, hurt by writedown, swings back to net loss
Reuters via CNET

They are becoming more aggressive in trying to craft premium profits in online and mobile markets...
News Corp and NBC Universal name video site Hulu
Reuters
Apple Retaliates; Says NBC Wanted Double The Wholesale Price; Will Stop in September
paidContent.org
Amdocs' Qpass Digital Commerce Solution Reaches $2.5 Billion Milestone
PR Newswire
Internet Radio Saved - For Now
Read/Write Web

If the demand is for cross-network mobile devices how can carriers succeed in suppressing this demand...?
Teen 'unlocks' iPhone from AT&T network
AP via Yahoo! News

Scholarly publishers launch PRISM to advocate against free access to government funded research...
Astroturf Spreads to Science Journals: Publishing Industry Forms PRISM
Wired Science

As Web access becomes ubiquitous and publishing a social tool its egalitarianism leaves some flat...
The Internet is Dead and Boring
Blog Maverick
The Internet Is As Dead And Boring As You Want It To Be
A VC
Yahoo!, Microsoft ink web pact with Chinese government: 'The end of anonymous blogging'
The Register
Yahoo files to dismiss China human rights suit
CNET News

But egalitarians are growing in numbers - and in motives...
Slide Users Adding One Million New Widgets Daily: That’s a Lot Of Widgets
TechCrunch
Would You Share Your Search History? Google Lets You Do it On Facebook
Read/Write Web
Open source court ruling impacts debated
Content Agenda
Florida Papers Post Searchable Database on FEMA Aid
Editor & Publisher
IMS, Wolters Kluwer and Verispan Challenge Laws Restricting Access to Critical Healthcare Information
PharmaLive
Google: censorship is not up to us
Times Online
Defend Fair Use Initiative
Google Blogoscoped

Muni WiFi networks struggle to become relevant as broadband mobile networks gain strength...
First year of Google WiFi
Google Blog
S.F. citywide Wi-Fi plan fizzles as provider backs off
The SF Chronicle via SFGate

Ad networks flourish in an era of context-driven value but in social media advertisers are still wary...
Facebook plans to offer targeted ads
USA Today
Magnify.net Launches Video Focused Ad Network
TechCrunch
FM Raises Another $4.5M; Are They Having Difficulty Filling Inventory?
CenterNetworks

In a search for social media legitimacy will Microsoft turn to a Facebook acquisition...?
Why Are Microsoft Execs So Active on Facebook? Plus: Is Bill G. Hot, or Not?
TechCrunch

As the news business becomes an audience engagement business publishers try to reach out...
Google Adding YouTube Video to its News Site
The Alpha Marketer
NYTimes.com makes ‘My Times’ available to all users
Editor & Publisher

Newspapers - still the fancy of gentlemen with nothing better to do...
Afternoon papers, the handyman’s dream
Reuters MediaFile

In other major trends in content this week...
'Second Life': The promise and paradox
CNET News
Changes at Google Scholar: A Conversation With Anurag Acharya
Information Today
WSJ/IAC Personal finance web site FiLife closer to reality
TalkingBiz News
Lawmaker proposes piracy warning
Content Agenda
As competition looms, Bloomberg TV cleaning up its on-air act
IHT
Cameroon: Issowa Iyoni Samuel - "Computer is Still Luxurious"
AllAfrica.com

Best Practices
Online Video Advertising And Monetization Guide
Robin Good
Copyright Protection To Move From Cable To In-Home Networks
GigaOM
Using Research And Experience Keywords To Avoid Customers Design Ambitions
Robin Good
Americans Blogging Habits
Web Pro News
Does Google Apps own your content?
CNET News
Web 2.0 content sites are better for marketers
BizReport
On the Advantages and Disadvantages of BI Search
Enterprise Systems
Is the Future of Legal Scholarship in the Blogosphere?
Law.com
Using Atom and XML with Graph Data Structures
Jeni's Musings
Windows Genuine Advantage Crashes: Everyone's a Pirate
Stephen's Web
The Tangled State of Archived News Footage Online
MediaShift
16 Core Observations of Social Design
Borkado
A Report on Scholarly Publishing Gets the Web 2.0 Treatment
The Chronicle of Higher Education

Cool Tools
Google’s Blogger Adds Support for Video
NewTeeVee
ProfileBuilder Launches Profil.es with More Control Options for Your Online Presense
Mashable
Google Earth’s Easter Egg: A Flight Simulator
TechCrunch
OneSite.com - Software for Building Social Networks
Killer Startups
Can data be stored on single atoms?
CNET News
FeedM8: Access web content through your mobile handset
Emily Chang
What would the iCar be like?
Engadget
Your Content Is Calling
MediaPost
Contest aims to reward mobile 'mash-up' entrepreneurs
The Boston Globe
Google May Start New York Transit Guide to Boost Ads
Bloomberg

Deals, Partnerships & Sales

Hearst loses shares to investors Corp.: Had offered $600 million for TV stock
Variety
IntelliSearch and Groxis Form Strategic Partnership Enabling Discovery-Oriented Enterprise Search
PR Newswire
'Wash Post' and CBS News to Share Campaign Content
Editor and Publisher
Knovel Announces New Content Partnership with Brill Academic Publishers
PR Newswire
GoFish Partners With adap.tv to Deliver Integrated Online Video Ads
BusinessWire
SpiralFrog Licenses Universal Music Publishing
BusinessWire
EBSCO Publishing Acquires Ten Print Indexes from SAGE
PR Web
Tele Atlas Partners with Zagat Survey to Deliver Ratings and Reviews to Consumers 'On the Go' PR Newswire
MSNBC.com, CondeNast in partnership
MarketWatch*
Phone book maker teams with Yahoo
The News Observer
FTC Clears News Corp.-Dow Jones Deal
AP via Forbes
NBC Buys TV Group Overseas
The New York Times*
Scripps to Sell Albuquerque Paper
WSJ Online*
CNN.com Inks Multi-Year Advertising Agreement with Google
BusinessWire
NewspaperARCHIVE.com Partners With World Vital Records, Inc. for Access To A Half-Billion Records
SBWire
blinkx Announces 28 New Media Partnerships to Serve Niche Audiences
PR Newswire
R.H. Donnelley and Yahoo! Local Expand Relationship
PR Newswire via CNN Money
JISC members from Higher and Further Education libraries to access Knovel engineering knowledge
Information World Review
Wolters Kluwer to Buy Dealer Tech Firm AppOne
BankNet360

Products, Markets & People
Web Content Resource, Helium Marketplace, Expands Network
Web Site Host Directory
Yahoo Adds Features to Popular E-Mail
AP via Forbes
Thomson Scientific Launches the New Face of Research
PR Newswire
EMC Launches New Information Management Consulting Practice
PR Newswire via CNN Money
Google CFO George Reyes retires
Download Squad
Dodge leaves 'BusinessWeek' to join Salesforce.com
BtoB Online
LexisNexis Launches Lexis(R) Back Office Powered by PCLaw 9 to Help Law Firms Improve Cash Flow
BusinessWire
Wikipilipinas founder aims for 'long tail' effect
Inquirer. net
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